Running Events in Australia

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AUG25
Byron 2 Bruns Beach Run
Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north...

AUD $10 - AUD $80
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Byron 2 Bruns Beach Run
SEP15
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and...

AUD $36.50 - AUD $195
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
SEP24
Ultra Trail Gold Coast
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Ultra Trail Gold Coast (previously known as the Nerang State Forest Trail Race, Nerang 100 Miler and 200 Miler) runs from Tuesday, 24 September to Monday,...

AUD $70 - AUD $1,350
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Ultra Trail Gold Coast
OCT5
Scenic Rim Ultra
Kooralbyn, QLD, Australia

This is the 1st annual Scenic Rim Ultra and the first ultra to be held in the area. The Scenic Rim Ultra is held over 3 days, 4-6 October. Runners have the...

AUD $179 - AUD $289
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Scenic Rim Ultra
OCT6
Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother...

AUD $25 - AUD $190
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Beach to Brother
MAR12
Borneo Wildlife Marathon
Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

The Borneo Wildlife Marathon is an all inclusive package that gives you the opportunity to run in a scenic destination, interact with wildlife, meet the...

$500
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
Borneo Wildlife Marathon
AUG23
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Registrations are now open for the Oxfam Trailwalker,...

AUD $500 - AUD $700
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
AUG24
Wonderland Run
Halls Gap, VIC, Australia

Feel enveloped by the landscape. Behold great vistas. Experience suffering and joy like never...

$14 - $85
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Wonderland Run
AUG24
Bilpin Bush Run
East Kurrajong, NSW, Australia

The Mt Wilson to Bilpin Bush Run or 'Willy2Billy', was the idea of a former Mt Wilson resident and bush runner Ross Bill. Ross, in his training...

AUD $75 - AUD $95
  • Running
Bilpin Bush Run
AUG25
Lake Macquarie Running Festival
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

This year, the iconic Lake Macquarie event will celebrate over 34 years of running! It makes our event one of the oldest running events around Australia....

AUD $25 - AUD $70
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Lake Macquarie Running Festival
AUG25
Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The iconic Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival celebrates its 26th year of raising much needed funds for worthy local charities on Sydneys Northern...

AUD $25 - AUD $60
  • Running
Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival
AUG25
Waratah Run Series - Sydney Half Marathon
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will...

AUD $10 - AUD $63
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Waratah Run Series - Sydney Half Marathon
AUG25
Kuranda to Port Douglas Trail Ultra Marathon
Kuranda, QLD, Australia

The Kuranda to Port Douglas 64km Trail Ultra Marathon on Sunday, 25 August 2019 follows Black Mountain Road and the Bump track to Port Douglas.

This...

AUD $63.75 - AUD $85
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Kuranda to Port Douglas Trail Ultra Marathon
AUG25
de Castella Run
Kew, VIC, Australia

Take the challenge in this historic community event along with world marathon champion Robert de Castella in Melbourne, Victoria. It doesnt matter if you...

AUD $40 - AUD $55
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
de Castella Run
AUG25
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
Lismore, NSW, Australia

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is an event that has been established in Lismore for over 20 years. The NAB, Lords Taverners and the Masters Games team with Our...

AUD $10
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
AUG25
Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The annual Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane is Queensland's largest fun run. Participants will again enjoy the course that takes in some of Brisbanes...

AUD $42
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane
AUG25
Byron2Bruns Beach Run
Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north...

AUD $20 - AUD $35
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Byron2Bruns Beach Run
AUG25
Dubbo Running Festival
Dubbo, NSW, Australia

Run wild at the Dubbo Running...

AUD $25 - AUD $115
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Dubbo Running Festival
AUG25
Shepparton Running Festival
Shepparton, VIC, Australia

We have events suitable for all ages and abilities. Our certified accurate course is known for being flat and fast, ideal for those looking for a PB,...

AUD $10 - AUD $95
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Shepparton Running Festival
AUG25
Greater Bank Sydney Half + Greater Bank 7km & 4km Fun Run
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will...

AUD $15
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Greater Bank Sydney Half + Greater Bank 7km & 4km Fun Run
AUG31
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
Lorne, VIC, Australia

Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland...

AUD $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
AUG31
Thunderbolt Trail Race
Salisbury, NSW, Australia

The Thunderbolt Trail Race presented by Salisbury Lodges, runs through patches of untouched

forest in the Barrington Tops National Park. The course...

$60
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Thunderbolt Trail Race
AUG31
Bright Running Festival
Bright, VIC, Australia

Just 3 hours from Melbourne and 1 hour from the regional towns of Albury and Wangaratta we bring you the Bright Running Festival.

The 2019 event is...

AUD $12
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Ultramarathon
Bright Running Festival
AUG31
Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival
Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

Welcome to the Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival as part of the Port Macquarie Trail Festival. The Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival is held over two days...

AUD $35 - AUD $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival
SEP1
Spring To It Run 5km & 10km
Perth, WA, Australia

Whether you're running for fun or want to take it a little more seriously, Spring To It is the event for...

AUD $5 - AUD $20
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Spring To It Run 5km & 10km
SEP1
Run the Rotto Bidi
Rottnest Island, WA, Australia

We're showcasing all the trails that Rotto has to offer. Whether you're new to trail running, or always up for a new event, this is the one for...

AUD $40.94
  • Running
  • 5k
Run the Rotto Bidi
SEP1
SCADaddle for Research: Perth
Perth, WA, Australia

Join SCAD Heart Attack survivors, our friends, family and the community on this beautiful 5k walk to raise much needed medical research funds for SCAD...

AUD $31
  • Running
SCADaddle for Research: Perth
SEP7
Kangaroo Island Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a...

AUD $79 - AUD $139
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Kangaroo Island Marathon
SEP7
Sydney Striders 10K Series
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Open 10K Race Series - All Welcome

Ten races across 4 scenic Sydney...

AUD $20
  • Running
  • 10k
Sydney Striders 10K Series
SEP7
River Run 100
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

River Run is an exciting innovation in short, middle and ultra running....

AUD $55
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • 5k
River Run 100
SEP7
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 8
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Striders 10K at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, 7 September 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February...

AUD $7 - AUD $20
  • Running
  • 10k
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 8
SEP8
Federation Hill Challenge
West Wodonga, VIC, Australia

Three options of trails- 4km kids run, 8km over Fed Hill and the 18km adding in McFarlane's Hill and Klinge's Hill for some extra vertical....

AUD $20 - AUD $55
  • Running
Federation Hill Challenge
SEP14
The Great North Walk Ultras
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Kangaroo Valley Remexio Partnership would like to invite our supporters from last year, their friends and families and anyone interested in joining us ...

AUD $150 - AUD $350
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
The Great North Walk Ultras
SEP15
Labilladiere Peninsula Bruny Island Trail Run
Kingborough Council, TAS, Australia

This run starts at the Jetty beach campground and does a clockwise loop of the peninsula. Starting out on the 4wd track down the western side provides...

AUD $50
  • Running
Labilladiere Peninsula Bruny Island Trail Run
SEP15
Greater Springfield Marathon
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Queenslands fastest growing city will host the 2nd annual Greater Springfield Marathon Festival. Whether this is your target race or a special training run,...

AUD $28
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Greater Springfield Marathon
SEP15
Run the Great Whitsunday Trail
Cape Conway, QLD, Australia

Both the Ultra and standard distances are included in the TRAQ Trail Running Championships - yet another reason to select your annual events for this year,...

AUD $60 - AUD $170
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Run the Great Whitsunday Trail
SEP15
Westpac City-Bay Fun Run
Adelaide, SA, Australia

The Westpac City-Bay Fun Run Presented by Sunday Mail is South Australias largest and most iconic fun run, which see participants run, walk, and wheelchair...

AUD $40 - AUD $90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Westpac City-Bay Fun Run
SEP15
Launceston Women’s 5K
Launceston, TAS, Australia

Cancer Council Tasmania and Harcourts Launceston are proud to present to you the Womens 5km Walk/Run. This event is designed to support and encourage health...

AUD $5 - AUD $38
  • Running
  • 5k
Launceston Women’s 5K
SEP15
Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed road circuit along Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, following the gentle curves of the Yarra...

AUD $25 - AUD $40
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon
SEP15
SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

This year Aussie SCAD Survivors will be walking in Albert Park Melbourne; to raise awareness and much needed Medical Research Funds for SCAD (Spontaneous...

AUD $31
  • Running
  • 5k
SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne
SEP15
Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
Casino, NSW, Australia

The Casino Fun Run promises to be a fun day for all ages and abilities! The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, Greater Casino 5km and...

AUD $12 - AUD $37
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
SEP21
Surf Coast Century
Anglesea, VIC, Australia

The Surf Coast Century on Saturday, 15 September 2018 is an annual 100km trail run in Anglesea, Victoria which can be run solo or in a relay team of up to 4...

AUD $8 - AUD $355
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Surf Coast Century
SEP21
2019 GreaterBank Tulip Time Mile
Bowral, NSW, Australia

Come and run the Greater Bank Tulip Time Mile in the beautiful Southern Highlands on Saturday September 21st! The event is a race for everyone! Whether you...

AUD $11.50 - AUD $100
  • Running
2019 GreaterBank Tulip Time Mile
SEP21
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

The perfect event for any runner seeking the tranquility of nature and wildlife. Forget the headphones, you can listen to the birds sing! The Kangaroo...

AUD $79
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
SEP21
Relay For Life: Frankston & Peninsula
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Councils research, prevention, information and...

AUD $20 - AUD $80
  • Running
Relay For Life: Frankston & Peninsula
SEP22
Logan Running Festival
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The Logan Running Festival is open to everyone! There will be five different races ranging from a 1km junior run, up to the full 42km marathon for adults....

AUD $24.99 - AUD $95
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Logan Running Festival
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Running in Australia

The largest marathon is at the Sydney Running Festival with over 37,000 finishers last year. However, if you're looking for something truly massive, then join the Sun-Herald City2Surf with 80,000 other competitors. Expect to meet amazing people from all over the world and probably get overtaken by a giant foam beer bottle - fancy dress is encouraged.

What you need to know about running

There are heaps of different running events to get involved with, if you want a good mix of fun then Parkruns, colour runs, 5ks, and 10ks, might be ideal for you. However, if you're looking to extend your distance then our selection of half marathons, marathons, and ultras might be what you need to set your sights on. Running is not only one of the world's most accessible sports, it's also super sociable too, so grab your friends set some goals. If you're just starting out, 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing if you're training for a bigger challenge further down the line. These events often aim to keep the mood light, the Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run is a famous example.

For those who want to stretch their legs a little more, the half marathon and marathon are the next level up to consider. The Gold Coast Marathon is one of the oldest running in Australia, passing it's 40th edition in 2018 and attracted a record 28,000 participants. However if you're looking for something a little smaller, on the other side of Brisbane the Sunshine Coast Marathon hosts a much smaller pool of around 6,500 participants.

If you love to push yourself further than most others will, then an ultramarathon might be for you. These raced are defined as anything over the 26.2 marathon distance. This could have you trekking for 100k or more as in the Ultra-Trail Australia. There are 'shorter' versions too, usually starting around the 50k mark. The Australian Running Festival in Canberra hosts one of these. To take on these events you've got to be prepared for anything, and the key is to be well rested and properly fuelled. Take things slowly, it's an (ultra)marathon, not a sprint after all. Get to know your fellow competitors along the way and soak up some breathtaking views.

Training for a running event

Training isn't easy, and can be particularly tough if you're going it alone. Generally, people who stick to a training plan struggle less with motivation and are able to fit their goals around their lives more easily. It doesn't matter if you're a 5k novice or a marathon pro, have a read over some of our pre-race training plans to help you reach your goals: 5k Training Plan; 10k Training Plan; Half Marathon Training Plan; Marathon Training Plan; Ultramarathon Training Plan.

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